Bravo. Long term, nuclear energy is a better alternative than fossil fuels.
Fracking creates more HAZMAT TENORM nuclear waste in a week than the US nuclear power industry does in a year.
Fracked gas kills more people in a week than the US nuclear power industry has in its entire history.
Nuclear power is safer than fracking. Nuclear power emits no global warming gases.
And what of the Iranians ? The 911 bombers were not Iranians. There are no Iranians in ISIS. Or the Taliban. Or Al Qaeda.
There were street lights and indoor plumbing in Persia when my ancestors were still beating each other over the head on the heath with sticks.
I look forward to renewed relations with Iran. I’d like to go there. In peace, not looking over the barrel of a 50 caliber machine gun.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and European nations said here tonight they had reached a general understanding about next steps in limiting Tehran’s nuclear program, but officials said that some important issues need to be resolved before a final agreement in June that would allow the Obama administration to assert it has cut off all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon.
Both Germany’s foreign office and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said that key parameters of a framework for a final accord had been reached, with the details to be negotiated by June 30. But Western diplomats cautioned that on several of the key issues that were debated here for the past eight days between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, there were still significant differences. Mr. Kerry is scheduled to give a news conference soon afterwards, at which he is expected to provide some details of the American understanding of what was negotiated.
According to European officials, roughly 5,000 centrifuges will remain spinning enriched uranium at the main nuclear site at Natanz, about half the number currently running. The giant underground enrichment site at Fordo – which Israeli and some American officials fear is impervious to bombing – will be partly converted to advanced nuclear research and the production of medical isotopes. Foreign scientist will be present. There will be no fissile material present that could be used to make a bomb.
A major reactor at Arak, which officials feared could produce plutonium, would operate on a limited basis that would not provide enough fuel for a bomb. In return the European Union and the United States would begin to lift sanctions, as Iran complied. All financial sanctions would be lifted immediately.
The announcement was made at a university in Lausanne, with Mr. Kerry standing with his fellow foreign ministers. But the first statement came from the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and Mr. Zarif. “Today we have taken a decisive step. We have reached solutions on key parameters of a comprehensive political solution.”